Help with making an image with Macrium Reflect


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Juan Wei

choro has written on 7/7/2013 9:57 PM:
You can have 2 copies of Windows Explorer up and running on your screen
and just drag and drop anything you wish. If onto different drives then
the original is NOT actually moved but copied to the other drive. If on
the same drive, the file is just moved. But don't forget about CUT and
PASTE versus COPY and PASTE. With a bit of common sense, there is no
need for imitators of Windows Explorer unless they are vastly superior.
It's simpler to have one copy of Total Commander running.

You get your choice of move or copy, regardless of source and destination.

TC has a built-in FTP client, tabbed interface, file compare, archive
file navigation, and a versatile multi-rename tool with regular
expression support.

This chart compares Win Explorer and lots of others.

<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_file_managers>

Feel free to do whatever you want. I do. :)
 
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s|b

I use Total Commander instead of Win Explorer as a file manager. The two
panes make moving and copying files very simple.
I use FreeCommander which is dual pane as well. I have several tabs
locked to a folder. It's actually easier for me to use those tabs then
using drive letters. I also have an option called 'Favorite folder'
which is quite handy too.
 
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s|b

You can have 2 copies of Windows Explorer up and running on your screen
and just drag and drop anything you wish. If onto different drives then
the original is NOT actually moved but copied to the other drive. If on
the same drive, the file is just moved. But don't forget about CUT and
PASTE versus COPY and PASTE. With a bit of common sense, there is no
need for imitators of Windows Explorer unless they are vastly superior.

Any ideas anybody?
IMHO FreeCommander is vastly superior. :)
 
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Gene E. Bloch

You want to be insulting? Welcome to my killfile.
I had to laugh when Juan Wei said "Troll!!!".

I get the very strong feeling that he's the pot to your kettle.

It seems to me that a number of people are being very helpful and he's
repenting to them by getting insulting and arguing some strange
semantics.

I wonder if he thinks that you can't get data back from a clone or an
image...
 
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Gene E. Bloch

You can have 2 copies of Windows Explorer up and running on your screen
and just drag and drop anything you wish. If onto different drives then
the original is NOT actually moved but copied to the other drive. If on
the same drive, the file is just moved. But don't forget about CUT and
PASTE versus COPY and PASTE. With a bit of common sense, there is no
need for imitators of Windows Explorer unless they are vastly superior.

Any ideas anybody?
Don't forget that you can easily override the defaults, i.e., copy
instead of move, move instead of copy, or even create a shortcut instead
of either, by pressing Ctrl, Shift, or Alt before releasing the mouse
button. And Explorer is nice enough to have a little pop-up that tells
you what it is about to do with the item you're dragging.

The above is something that Juan Wei doesn't seem to realize, judging
from his comments in his reply to your post...
 
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Gene E. Bloch

It seems to me that a number of people are being very helpful and he's
repenting to them by getting insulting and arguing some strange
semantics.
"repenting"? How about "responding"...

On this computer, there's an active conspiracy between this newsreader's
weird spell-checker and a sometimes rather careless poster (that would
be me, of course).

Oh well, it's nice to have a bit of comic relief now and then.
 
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Zaphod Beeblebrox

On Mon, 8 Jul 2013 11:36:03 -0700, "Gene E. Bloch" <not-
(e-mail address removed)> wrote in article <1ebrkcuduntt3
$.dlg@stumbler1907.invalid>...
I had to laugh when Juan Wei said "Troll!!!".

I get the very strong feeling that he's the pot to your kettle.
I was thinking much the same thing - especially since Juan Wei was the
one who drifted the topic...
It seems to me that a number of people are being very helpful and he's
repenting to them by getting insulting and arguing some strange
semantics.

I wonder if he thinks that you can't get data back from a clone or an
image...
One does wonder.
 
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Char Jackson

I always create an image. You can use Macrium Reflect to explore images
(Restore > Explore Image). If you have Macrium installed, doubleclicking
on an image file (.mrimg) will work as well.

When you copy the image to the SSD and boot, you should not forget to
disable defragmentation and Superfetch/Prefetch. It may also be a good
idea to move your TEMP directories to another drive.
I assume you know this, but for others who may not be aware I'd like to
point out that *copying* an image file to a drive will simply result in a
drive that contains an image file. You won't get a usable system by copying,
and most certainly won't get a bootable system that way. The image has to be
restored, usually using the program that initially created it, rather than
just copied.
 
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Char Jackson

Ken Blake has written on 7/7/2013 7:51 PM:

Troll!!!

We're talking here about cloning/imaging the operating system, program
files, etc from an existing hard drive to an SSD, with the goal being a
replacement of the HD with the SSD, and you're introducing a red herring.

Can we stick to the original question please?
That was a bit harsh, especially when it was you who brought up the backup
aspect, as seen in the quoted text above.
 
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Juan Wei

Char Jackson has written on 7/9/2013 1:39 AM:
That was a bit harsh, especially when it was you who brought up the backup
aspect, as seen in the quoted text above.
Backup was mentioned by Mr Bloch in the first response to my original
message.
 
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Juan Wei

s|b has written on 7/8/2013 2:23 PM:
IMHO FreeCommander is vastly superior. :)
One place that Total Commander shines is that when you do a search
including subdirectories, you can limit the depth of the search.

In some hierarchies, this saves a lot of time. Or at least, it seems to.
 
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...winston

"Gene E. Bloch" wrote in message
On this computer, there's an active conspiracy between this newsreader's
weird spell-checker and a sometimes rather careless poster (that would
be me, of course).

Oh well, it's nice to have a bit of comic relief now and then.
Try Windows Live Mail 2012 <gdr>

-- --
....winston
msft mvp consumer apps
 
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s|b

I assume you know this, but for others who may not be aware I'd like to
point out that *copying* an image file to a drive will simply result in a
drive that contains an image file. You won't get a usable system by copying,
and most certainly won't get a bootable system that way. The image has to be
restored, usually using the program that initially created it, rather than
just copied.
English is not my native tongue hence the wrong choice of the word
'copy'. You are correct; I should have written 'restore' instead...
 
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Gene E. Bloch

"Gene E. Bloch" wrote in message

On this computer, there's an active conspiracy between this newsreader's
weird spell-checker and a sometimes rather careless poster (that would
be me, of course).

Oh well, it's nice to have a bit of comic relief now and then.

Try Windows Live Mail 2012 <gdr>

-- --
...winston
msft mvp consumer apps
Never mind the g - you better just d&r :)
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Char Jackson has written on 7/9/2013 1:39 AM:

Backup was mentioned by Mr Bloch in the first response to my original
message.
Now you're just being dumb like a five-year old.

"You said not to eat that ice cream. Well, I didn't, I ate the vanilla."
 
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Juan Wei

Gene E. Bloch has written on 7/9/2013 1:53 PM:
Now you're just being dumb like a five-year old.

"You said not to eat that ice cream. Well, I didn't, I ate the vanilla."
Either way works. Imagining compresses the files a bit, so it requires
less time to write the backup.
 
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Char Jackson

English is not my native tongue hence the wrong choice of the word
'copy'. You are correct; I should have written 'restore' instead...
In that case, you're doing fine. You wouldn't want to read me in any
language other than this one. It wouldn't be pretty.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Gene E. Bloch has written on 7/9/2013 1:53 PM:

Either way works. Imagining compresses the files a bit, so it requires
less time to write the backup.
Now you're just being stupid. No, I take it back. You're also being
obstreperous.

From my reply to one of your first stupid posts:

"By the backup, I meant the files resulting from imaging and cloning. I
thought that was pretty obvious too."

You are working very hard to prove a point, but in fact you are proving
something quite different from what you intend.

Don't expect any further replies from me to your trolling.

OT: when I first saw your nym, I thought you might be, like some people
I know, a Mexican or other Hispanic person of Chinese origin. I was -
initially - kind enough to think you didn't mean the pun.
 

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